Entry #347: Homosexual activity in Taiwan

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RegionTaiwan
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusLegal
Start DateDec 25, 1947
End Datenow
DescriptionUnsure of date which reflects the ratification of the current constitution of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Taiwanese criminal code treats sexual acts between same-sex partners in private as equal to heterosexual sex acts performed in private.
Sourceshttp://law.moj.gov.tw/Eng/LawClass/LawAll.aspx?PCode=C0000001
Reports (2)
  • Status is not correct "On 24 May 2017, the highest court ruled in favour of same-sex marriage and gave the parliament two years to pass legislation to implement same-sex marriage. If the legislature fails to do so, same-sex couples will automatically be able to marry in two year's time. Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-40012047"
  • Newer law has been passed "Taiwans's top court rules in favour of same-sex marriage as of 24th of May 2017. Making Taiwan the first Asian Country to do so."

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